Re: [linux-audio-dev] Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: Free Software vs. Open Source: Where do *you* stand?

From: Hannu Savolainen <hannu@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Feb 21 2006 - 18:46:07 EET

On Tue, 21 Feb 2006, David Kastrup wrote:

> > Yes. If you don't want to pay anything for software your only choice
> > is to get some morally clean free sofware with no other
> > documentation than the source code. This works well if you are a
> > programmer and have enough spare time to find out how the source
> > code works.
> Who is talking about not paying?
In practice using "free" software also means that you are using it "for
free"? I apologize if this was not the case with you. If you have really
paid seomething to the authors of the "free" software packages you are using
then I would say your moral is exceptionally high.

Some of my (sound/oss) code has been in the kernel under GPL since mid
90's. During all the (10+) years only one person has offered to donate
$10. Based on that experience the above "free" vs "for free" statement is

Best regards,

Hannu Savolainen (hannu@email-addr-hidden) (Open Sound System (OSS)) (Finnish OSS pages)
OH2GLH QTH: Karkkila, Finland LOC: KP20CM
Received on Sun Feb 26 20:17:59 2006

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